Concept of Ziabetus shakari - Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Unani System of Medicine

Abdul Azeez Rizwana, Arish M.K. Sherwani, Hafeel M.H.M.


Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is not a new disease, ancient Greeks and Arabic physicians knew it well. They investigated it, thoroughly and have prescribed various treatments. The various classical text books of unani medicine also contain detailed descriptions of this disease, differentiating its distinguished features from other diseases known as tashkhees e fariqa. The causes of disease are sue e mizaj wa zauf e kulliya, masana wa jigar (disordered temperament and weakness of kidney, bladder and liver). Most of the Unani scholars believe that diabetes is caused due to su’e mizaj balghami (abnormal phlegmatic temperament). In the present paper concept of Ziabetus Shakari (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) in Unani system of medicine will be discussed in detail.


Balghami; Sue e mizaj; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Ziabetus shakari

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